More Information: Bob Pethick began shoeing horses in 1971 apprenticing for three years with several farriers and attending forging seminars at Bruce Daniel's South Jersey School of Horseshoeing. Today, in his busy career, he fills many roles as an active farrier and clinician, teacher, international judge and in promoting and supporting excellence in the industry. He has served on the AFA Therapeutic Exam Board and has been active with the AFA Certification Committee. Bob is also a past and current president of the Garden State Horseshoers Association Northern Chapter, serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Association of Professional Farriers and was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in 2006.
As owner of Bedminster Forge in New Jersey, Bob's clientele includes show hunters, jumpers, dressage and event horses. Bob also does therapeutic work at B.W. Furlong and Associates and Running ?S? Equine Veterinary Services.
Bob's professional certifications include AFA Certified (1983), Journeyman Certified(1986), AFA Examiner (1988), and member of Horseshoer's Union Local 16. He is licensed in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to plate Thoroughbreds and has shod many world champions and Olympic horses in all disciplines.
In 1979, Bob began competing at state events and worked his way up through the divisions. After competing at the 1985 AFA Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, Bob was selected to become a member of the North American Horseshoeing Team and is a two time member of that Team. He is a five-time member of the American Farriers Team and has represented the US in international competition. Bob now judges competitions at the international level. He is a five time judge of the AFA National Competition and has also judged the World Championship Blacksmith Competition in Calgary, the Mustad National Competition in Scotland and the International Team Farrier Competition in England.
A Clinician since 1986, Bob gives many clinics on balance and recognizing and treating hoof capsule distortion. He utilizes OnTrack software to use gait analysis to add dynamic balance to his presentations. Bob has been the recipient of the Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award by the American Farriers Association. Bob has taught the AAEP/AFA Short Course at Tufts and Cornell as well as other vet schools and has been a speaker at both AAEP and AFA conventions.
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